11 dcembre

Concert Gavur Gelinler

GC Pianofabriek
Rue du Fort, 35
1060 Saint-Gilles
+32 2 541 01 70

Gavur Gelinler are

Belgin Bingöl, Dido Gosse, Elmas Sevindik, Nurten Aka, Seniz Karaman, Sibel Dinçer, Soumea Zian and Valérie Martin.

In Turkish, the word gavur has a pejorative connotation that would be translated as unfaithful. It would come from the Arabic kafir or kafûr: unbeliever. Gelin means daughter-in-law and gives the plural gelinler. The project, born in 2005 at the initiative of Sibel Dinçer, was to bring together a female audience of Muslim culture around the practice of polyphonic singing by dodging the patriarchal pressure of fathers / husbands / brothers ... As the singers go back and forth, a kernel has been built. Today, the Gavur Gelinler is a family of hearts that brings together eight independent women, Turkish, Kurdish, Belgian, Moroccan women who want to sing stories of women ’s life transmitted by the vast heritage of folk songs of Anatolia, often anonymous. The repertoire has also expanded with songs in Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian songs and some original compositions. Rhythmic has emerged beyond the sounds of rings, bracelets and diapozone. Here, bendir, violin, darbuka, saz, violin, beat-box, tea glasses and pans accompany the songs of love, sadness, hope and revolt ...